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Surah Najm Ayat 38 in Arabic Text

أَلَّا تَزِرُ وَازِرَةٌۭ وِزْرَ أُخْرَىٰ
Allaa taziru waaziratunw wizra ukhraa

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 38

Sahih International
That no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another

Yusuf Ali
Namely, that no bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another;

Abul Ala Maududi
“That no bearer of a burden shall bear the burden of another,

Muhsin Khan
That no burdened person (with sins) shall bear the burden (sins) of another.

Pickthall
That no laden one shall bear another’s load,

Dr. Ghali
That no encumbered self will be encumbered with the encumbrance of another;

Abdel Haleem
that no soul shall bear the burden of another;

Quran 53 Verse 38 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Najm ayat 38, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(53:38) “That no bearer of a burden shall bear the burden of another,[37]


37. From this verse three cardinal principles are derived:

(1) That every person is responsible for himself for what he does.

(2) That the responsibility of one man’s act cannot be transferred to another unless he has a share in the commission of the act.

(3) That even if a person wishes he cannot take on himself the responsibility of another man’s act, nor can the actual culprit be let off on the ground that another person is willing to suffer the punishment on his behalf.

Ibn-Kathir

The tafsir of Surah Tur verse 38 by Ibn Kathir is unavailable here.
Please refer to Surah Tur ayat 33 which provides the complete commentary from verse 33 through 41.

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